Hamby Fotheringham Agency

Our history

My Agency was started from scratch in the spring of 1986. I had no files, no customers, only an education from Appalachian State University and a work ethic I garnered from my parents. I worked for two years out of the Nationwide district claims and sales office on highway 70 SW, until I moved to the Village Corner shopping to open my first private office in the summer of 1988. At that time, I had only one employee and about 500 files. Today I have three locations and ten employees, all focused on my customers. Over the years, as with all companies, Nationwide's prices have fluctuated. But our claims service and commitment to our policyholders has never waivered. In 1990 Nationwide became the number one carrier of property and casuality products (auto, homeowners, and commercial) and through hard work and a focus on what really matters in our busines, Nationwide maintains that number one position to this day! Good fortune has blessed me all my life and in the fall of 2000 Nationwide approached me about partnering with three of my fellow Nationwide agents about taking over a retiring agent's book in Hudson, N.C., which is now called Landis Insurance Group. I guess at the end of the day, what makes my Agency special is my commitment to the "On Your Side" slogan that has helped make Nationwide the leading carrier in N.C. and the simple understanding of how important my customers are to me and to Nationwide. I have not and will not "forget where I came from" and I will always remember my customers come first!

Why us

Hickory Office: Agency Principal, Rick Hamby, Associate Agent Chip Fotheringham, Operations Manager, Myra Keener, Senior Account Manager, Elizabeth Vang, Shelia King, Shaina Dyson, Receptionist Brittney Hoke. Experienced and caring professionals make up the Rick Hamby Agency team. Let us show you how the right agents and the right company can make a BIG difference!

Our locations

  • Rick Hamby
  • 423 4th St SW
  • Hickory, NC 28602
  • (828) 328-2609
  • Rick Hamby
  • 1463 2nd St NE
  • Hickory, NC 28601
  • (828) 324-2594
  • Rick Hamby
  • 208 Mt Herman Rd
  • Hudson, NC 28638-2338
  • (828) 728-3741
  • Rick Hamby
  • 1308 Hickory Blvd SW
  • Lenoir, NC 28645
  • (828) 728-0002
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